A PROJECT OF RURAL SCHOOLS COLLABORATIVE & NREA

Our Stories

The I Am a Rural Teacher campaign is committed to sharing voices and perspectives of rural teachers throughout the country. Elevating teacher advocacy is a primary objective of this national initiative, and the Rural Schools Collaborative will be working with the National Rural Education Association to share rural teachers' viewpoints with policymakers at the regional, state, and national levels.

Thank you to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for supporting this effort.

The Rural Advantage: A Welsh Report Makes the Case

July 21, 2019

Study looks at the potential benefits and challenges faced by rural schools in Wales.

Power of Partnerships, Rural Educators Across Borders

New Hampshire's Baker River Project

July 11, 2019

Student engagement leads to public impact.

Place-Based Education

Debra Norwood

March 14, 2019

Debra Norwood is a former rural teacher and the current principal at Piermont Village School in New Hampshire. She's a member of RELN.

Teacher Profile

Telling the Rural Story: A New Hampshire Focus

February 19, 2019

The Rural Educational Leaders Network Explores Social Media

Power of Partnerships

Dakota Crowder

January 31, 2019

Dakota Crowder, Eastern Illinois University, student participant at the EIU Rural Teacher Corps shares her story, Charleston, Illinois

Teacher Profile

Devanne Lawson

January 25, 2019

Devanne Lawson, Eastern Illinois University, student participant at the EIU Rural Teacher Corps shares her story, Charleston, Illinois

Teacher Profile

Brittany Williams

January 15, 2019

Brittany Williams, University Charter School kindergarten teacher in Livingston, Alabama, shares her first-year teaching experience.

Teacher Profile

Dr. Nathan Hamblin

January 20, 2018

Nathan is an editor/consultant and researcher teaching mathematics for the rural Twin Valley Community Local Schools, West Alexandria, Ohio.

Teacher Profile